Mammography is a specific type of imaging using low dose x-rays to detect breast cancer. Booth Radiology now utilizes digital mammography, which has recently been shown to have improved detection of cancers in patients with dense breasts and women under 50. In addition, we use computer aided detection to assist our radiologists indetecting subtle breast cancers.
One in nine women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime. Screening mammography, along with breast self-examination, can often detect cancers earlier. The American Cancer Society and the American College of Radiology recommend a baseline mammogram between the ages of 35 and 40 and annual mammograms after the age of 40. Women with a higher risk of breast cancer should undergo annual exams earlier, starting at age 35.
According to the American Cancer Society, survival rates for localized breast cancer have continued to rise in the past 60 years to over 90% today, with mammograms remaining the best method for detection.
Booth Radiology is accredited by the American College of Radiology in mammography and continues to deliver the latest advancements in diagnostic procedures.
We realize that compression during your mammogram may cause some discomfort. Our technologist will make the examination as comfortable as possible. Compression is needed to obtain the best possible image, while exposing you to the least amount of radiation possible. It is important that you know the compression is not dangerous and does not in any way change the breast tissue or cause any long-term discomfort.
For women with implants there is a modified technique that will provide the best image possible. Prior to performing your mammogram, please advise your technologist if you have implants.
Booth Radiology offers Mammography at our Woodbury, and Washington Township offices. Please Schedule Your Patientclick here to schedule an appointment.